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    Disaster at Accra Mall, ban on construction of new schools, others dominate Ghanaian press

    APA-Accra (Ghana)

    The Ghanaian press is dominated by stories such The injury sustained by three persons at the Accra Mall, ban on construction of new public basic schools in Accra and the call by a group to allow the Auditor General a free hand to operate dominate the headlines of Ghanaian newspapers on Friday.

    The Daily Graphic gave prominence to the disaster that happened at Accra Mall and reported that one of the finest landmarks, the Accra Mall on Thursday suffered a major structural damage, resulting in injuries to three persons and a halt in commercial operation at a part of the mall.

    According to the newspaper, the incident occurred when some portions of the concrete ceiling in the walkway caved in towards mid-day as loud sound was heard as if it was a bomb blast that had occurred, compelling most of the patrons to flee for their lives.

    The newspaper splashed the pictures of the scene on it’s from page.

    The Ghanaian Times, however, reported that the government has placed embargo on the award and construction of new school buildings in the Greater Accra Region until all uncompleted school projects in the region are completed.

    The newspaper said that the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Mr. Ishmael Ashitey, made the disclosure on Thursday in Accra and stated that there was no sense in awarding new contracts when the existing projects were stalled.

    The Ghanaian Times again reported that the Public Financial Management (PFM) Network of Ghana, a network of 49 civil society organizations, operating across 10 regions in Ghana have appealed to the government to allow the Auditor General, Mr. Daniel Domelovo, the free hand to operate to help fight corruption in the country.


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